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Toward strengthening our “bridging” function.
While setting out goal to build Japan's industrial competitive advantage,we play a part in creating innovation. Particularly we work on the enhancement of marketing capabilities and strengthening collaboration with companies and universities, manage strategically our intellectual property and promote regional innovation so that we can strengthen our “bridging” function.
Director-General WATARI Koji Deputy Director-General MINOWA Tomoaki Deputy Director-General SUZUKI Mitsuo
Director-General
WATARI Koji
Deputy Director-General
MINOWA Tomoaki
Deputy Director-General
SUZUKI Mitsuo

【Outline of priority strategies】

●Enhancement of our technological strength
With the purpose of reinforcing our technological strength, we promotetechnology fusion and various collaborations with national/internationalcompanies, universities and research institutes. Moreover, in order topromote the commercialization of our technology, we develop systems forbuilding up our intellectual property in a strategic way.
●Expanding cooperation with enterprises
By the appointment of experts who have worked for companies, we build effectivealliances through joint research, licensing, start-up support, and internationalstandardization. We will also promote exchanges of opinions with companies, accurately reflect the needs of the industry, and establish a system linking large-scale collaboration.Furthermore, we provide companies aspiring for commercialization with technicalconsulting services.
●Strengthening regional cooperations
To reinforce technological strength of regional medium-sized enterpriseswhich is the base of competitiveness in regional economy, we promote cooperationwith public research institutions and local governments and work on jointresearch and human resource development. Moreover, we reinforce networkswith regional medium-sized enterprises and public research institutionsso that we can match the regional needs with technology.


【Organization】

Collaboration Coordination Division

Driving collaboration forward to solve social issues

Director TAMBA Jun

URL : https://unit.aist.go.jp/colpla/index_en.html

E-mail : raiso-general-ml@aist.go.jp

TEL : 029-862-6040  FAX : 029-862-6130

(from outside Japan: TEL : +81-29-862-6040 / FAX : +81-29-862-6130)

【Director】
Jun
Tamba

Collaboration Coordination Division promotes collaboration with companies, universities and public research institutes in the world, working toward the realization of innovation to provide solutions for social issues. Our tasks include making rules for cooperation, planning and implementing programs for collaboration, coordinating collaborations with external organizations, arranging cooperation agreements, assisting in personnel exchange, and managing export control.

Intellectual Property Division

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer activities

Director INOUE Hironobu

URL : https://unit.aist.go.jp/intpro/index_en.html

E-mail : M-chizai-pl-ml@aist.go.jp

TEL : TEL : 029-862-6153 FAX : 029-862-6154

(from outside Japan: TEL : +81-29-862-6153 / FAX : +81-29-862-6154)

【Director】
Hironobu
Inoue

In order to promote the practical application of AIST's technology, we are promoting intellectual property management strategically.
We formulate the handling policy of intellectual property in each research project and acquire and manage intellectual property relevant to research results appropriately.
Our mission is promoting the commercialization of “technology seeds” through licensing intellectual property with the purpose of technology transfer to companies.

Collaboration Promotion Contract Division

For supporting the research collaborations

Director SAKAKIBARA Sachiko

URL : https://unit.aist.go.jp/colproc/(Japanese only)

E-mail : M-colproc-ml@aist.gp.jp

TEL : 029-862-6150  FAX : 029-862-6151

(from outside Japan: TEL : +81-29-862-6150 / FAX : +81-29-862-6151)

【Director】
Osamu
Sakakibara

In order to support the process from creating any promising research seeds to improving them as innovative technology seeds, we are promoting collaboration with industry, universities and other overseas institutions. We are engaged in the execution and management of collaborative research contracts and commissioned research contracts, as well as compliance promotion activities for ensuring the proper execution of external funds.

Regional Collaboration Division

Promoting regional cooperation with regional bases as a hub

Director WATARI Koji

URL : https://regcol.aist.go.jp/(Japanese only)

E-mail : rcpd.regi-regular-ml@aist.go.jp

TEL : 029-862-6644  FAX : 029-862-6146

(from outside Japan: TEL : +81-29-862-6644 / FAX : +81-29-862-6146)

【Director】
Koji
Watari

We undertake necessary measures and projects for promoting regional innovations. We contribute to vitalizing regional industries by providing seamless-R&D supporting services to medium-sized enterprises in cooperation with public research institutions and local governments where regional bases function as a hub, and by enhancing the competitiveness of regional medium-sized enterprises to support their global operational presence. We also hold workshops and training courses and conduct R&D supporting projects in cooperation with the Council for Promotion of Industrial Technology Collaboration to strengthen partnerships with public research institutions.

Standardization Promotion Center

Promotion of standardization leading to the creation of new business and strengthen business

Director SAITO Takeshi

URL : https://unit.aist.go.jp/spc/

E-mail : M-SPCenter-ml@aist.go.jp

TEL : 029-862-6234  FAX : 029-862-6222

(from outside Japan: TEL : +81-29-862-6234 / FAX : +81-29-862-6222)

【Director】
Takeshi
Saito
In order to support the process from creating any promising research seeds to improving them as innovative technology seeds, we are promoting collaboration with industry, universities and other overseas institutions. We are engaged in the execution and management of collaborative research contracts and commissioned research contracts, as well as compliance promotion activities for ensuring the proper execution of external funds.

Innovation Center for Startups

Executing the commercialization of AIST's technology seeds

Director OTA Sachiko

URL : https://unit.aist.go.jp/inncs/en/index.html

E-mail : dsu-koho-ml@aist.go.jp

TEL : 029-862-6655  FAX : 029-862-6656

(from outside Japan: TEL : +81-29-862-6655 / FAX : +81-29-862-6656)

【Director】
Sachiko
Ota
Our mission is promoting the commercialization of “technology seeds” through starting up venture business and supporting start-ups. From the point of needs-oriented view, we consider the optimum way of commercialization, and while advancing cooperation with other institutions, we strive for creation of innovation.

Inquiry

Research and Innovation Promotion Headquarters

Address : AIST Tsukuba Central 1, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8560, Japan
Fax: +81-29-862-6130
Email: raiso-general-ml@aist.go.jp



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